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Commercial transportation on the Mekong River

An introduction to commercial transportation on the Mekong River. Recent transportation efforts have focused on improving the commercial navigability of the water course, led to a large extent by China in the river’s upper reaches, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the lower Mekong. Modern transportation infrastructure is essential for economic growth; however, there are a number of concerns regarding how this process has unfolded to date. In particular, the biodiversity and the livelihoods of nearby populations that depend on it, are at risk. These factors make equitable development of this unique resource incredibly complex.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Rivers and lakes
  • Transport and shipping
  • Transport and shipping policy and administration
  • Waterways and ports
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

The Henry L. Stimson Center 1111 19th Street, NW 12th Floor Washington, DC 20036 phone 202.223.5956 fax 202.238.9604

Author (individual) Hamlin, Timothy
Publication place Washington, D.C.
Publisher The Henry L. Stimson Center
Publication date 2008
Date uploaded June 6, 2015, 14:26 (UTC)
Date modified January 8, 2016, 00:25 (UTC)